The Great Tour of John Patteson, 1778-1779

John Patteson was a leading worsted manufacturer in Norwich who undertook a twenty month tour of Germany and Italy, half for business, half for pleasure. The eighty-one letters were written chiefly by Patterson and his anxious mother in Norwich. They are an important addition to the literature of the Grand Tour, especially since Patterson undertook a six week tour of Sicily and Malta with (Sir) John Soane and others.

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Series: Norfolk Record Society

Volume Number: LXVII

Year of Publication: 2003

Edited-by: A. L. Mackley, D. Cubitt, R. G. Wilson

Cover: Hardcover

Language: English

ISBN-10: 953829855


  • Patteson, John, 1755-1833 — Correspondence;
  • Patteson, John, 1755-1833 — Travel;
  • Europe — Description and travel — 18th century;